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Tapestry of Delights:
All tracks (composed by Miguel Sergides) on their extremely rare album are filled with an atmosphere of anguish and despair, even in their quieter moments. Both lyrics and music are struggling for expression, to the effect of creating a very dense and at times impenetrable album, which is worth your while nonetheless. Although barely escaping perennial threats of murkiness and even sloppiness, the convincing emotional contents save the day for this album. Especially impressive are the longer tracks like the opening I'm On My Way with its telling title, in which the song structure gets blown to pieces by emotional outbursts on guitar, leading into an altogether strange and hitherto unheard of territory. This track is also available on the rare label sampler Earthed from 1970. Due to mediocre vinyl, there are practically no copies to be found in truly excellent condition. Their 45 is also hard to find. The 'A' side is nicely paced with subtle guitar work whilst the flip is gently pleasing and atmospheric.
They also appeared on an EP, Aries 1969.
(Marcel Koopman/Mike Warth).
01. "I'm On My Way" 11:52
02. "Poor Lady" 4:00
03. "Walk On The Bad Side" 7:36
04. "Woman Of A Thousand Years" 3:39
05. "Change Me" 4:48
06. "It Takes A Woman" 3:53
07. "Birth, Life And Death" 10:19
08. "Sing My Song" 4:18
09. "Riding Alone" 2:49
Graham Best / bass, vocals
Allan Ellwood / organ, vocals
John Albert Parker / drums
Robert Ellwood / lead guitar, vocals
Miguel Sergides / 12-string guitar, vocals